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Registered Dietitian – Care Manager

Job Description

This position is a combination of a traditional dietitian duties with those of care management in pediatric settings. Position is available as a remote/telehealth with occasional trips to Downriver / Trenton, MI area few times a month.

The Care Manager works with chronically ill or high-risk patients and their family/caregiver(s), specialty providers and staff, and community resources in a team approach. The care management training will be provided once candidate starts, but prior knowledge of care management is highly desired.

Besides patient contact employing knowledge of dietetics, the goals are:

  • Promotion of timely access to appropriate care
  • Increase of preventive care services
  • Decrease of emergency room utilization and hospital readmissions
  • Creating and promoting of adherence to a care plan
  • Increase patient’s ability for self-management and shared decision-making
  • Aligning resources with patient and population needs
  • Engaging in quality improvement initiatives

Essential Functions

Care Manager:

  • Serves as the contact point, advocate, educator and informational resource for patients, care team, family/caregiver(s), payers, and community resources
  • Develops and monitors a comprehensive care plan with the patient, family/caregiver(s) and providers’ which may include an emergency plan, health management plan, healthcare summary, and ongoing action plan, as appropriate
  • Identifies patients appropriate for services per PCP referral, risk stratification, patient attribution lists and other strategies, including patients with repeated health and/or social crises
  • Facilitates patient access to appropriate medical, behavioral health and specialty providers
  • Monitors patient utilization and targets interventions to avoid hospitalizations and emergency visits


Required Education

  • Licensed as Registered Dietitian (RD) in State of Michigan

Required Experience

  • 2-3 years’ experience in clinical or community resource settings; care coordination and/or case management experience is desirable
  • Knowledge of connections to community health care and social welfare resources
  • Knowledge of chronic conditions, evidence-based guidelines, prevention, wellness, health risk assessment, and patient education
  • Knowledge of Quality Improvement
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Highly organized with ability to keep accurate notes and records
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills-both verbal and written
  • Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions
  • Team player and works well with other members of the organization
  • Able to maintain pleasant working relationships
  • Strong computer literacy including knowledge Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook are required

Preferred Experience

  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and respectful, professional customer service
  • Proactively acts as patient advocate, responding with empathy and respect to resolve patient and family concerns, and recognizes opportunities for improvement to meeting patient concerns
  • Proactively continues to educate self on providing quality care and improving professional skills

Job Type: Part-time


Preferred Licensure/Certification

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